Notable Montessorians

Notable alumni and early supporters of Montessori, include:

  • Alexander Graham Bell (inventor and supporter of Montessori education)
  • Joshua Bell (Grammy award winning violinist)
  • Jeff Bezos (founder of Amazon)
  • David Blaine (magician)
  • T. Berry Brazelton (paediatrician and author)
  • Sergey Brin (co-founder of Google)
  • Julia Child (chef and author)
  • Chelsea Clinton (daughter of US President Bill Clinton)
  • George Clooney (actor)
  • Sean Combs (music producer and entrepreneur)
  • Eric Cornell PhD (physicist, winner of The Nobel Prize in Physics)
  • Peter Drucker (modern management guru)
  • Thomas Edison (inventor and early supporter of Montessori education)
  • Dakota Fanning (award-winning actress)
  • Anne Frank (diarist)
  • Gabriel García Márquez (author and Nobel Prize winner)
  • Katharine Graham (owner and editor of The Washington Post)
  • Anne Hathaway (Academy Award winning actress)
  • Dr Steven Hughes (paediatric neuropsychologist)
  • Helen Hunt (Academy Award winning actress)
  • Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (US First Lady)
  • Beyonce Knowles (R&B singer)
  • Yo Yo Ma (acclaimed cellist)
  • Larry Page (Google co-founder)
  • Jean Piaget (psychologist)
  • Daniel H. Pink (New York Times best-selling author)
  • Alan Rickman (award-winning stage and screen actor)
  • Mister Rogers (U.S. television host and Montessori advocate)
  • Lea Salonga (recording artist, award-winning stage and screen actress and singer)
  • Dr Devi Sridhar M Phil (university lecturer, youngest U.S. Rhodes Scholar)
  • Taylor Swift (award-winning recording artist and actress)
  • Prince William, Duke of Cambridge
  • Prince Harry of Wales
  • Jimmy Wales (founder of Wikipedia)
  • Will Wright (creator of video game series: The Sims)